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Sincerely
Thursday, November 12, 2015      9 comments

How about a song about what today would be considered a female stalker? The McGuire Sisters, 1955, "Sincerely", written by Alan Freed and Harvey Fuqua. This was one of the songs I downloaded onto my walking music - I'd never heard it before, but... Read more
Bumper of my S.U.V.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      11 comments

The Bumper of my S.U.V. Written and recorded By Chely Wright, 2004. She said a woman honked at her, and yelled "Your war is wrong. You're a baby-killer!" Because of the USMC bumper sticker. Chely went home and wrote this song. ... Read more
Letter from Home
Tuesday, November 10, 2015      11 comments

Tomorrow is Veteran's Day, also known as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in various parts of the world. It is in honor of the end of WW I, at the 11th hour of The 11 th day of the 11th month of 1918. From 2004, Tony Lane and David Lee wrote ... Read more
I've Been Everywhere
Monday, November 09, 2015      7 comments

This is the original version of the song. I'm more familiar with Johnny Cash's version! I've Been Everywhere Lyrics by Geoff Mack, as sung by Lucky Starr (1962)(They're Australian, mate, if you didn't know) ... Read more
I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General
Sunday, November 08, 2015      10 comments

This is one of the first rapid-fire songs I remember - it's from "The Pirates of Penzance", by Gilbert & Sullivan, first performed 31 Dec 1879! "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" ... Read more
We Didn't Start The Fire
Saturday, November 07, 2015      10 comments

Another rapid-fire song. We Didn't Light the Fire, written & recorded By Billy Joel, 1989. Joel said he wrote it to cover the headlines from the year of his birth (1949) to show events that happened in 40 years. ... Read more
Life is a Rock
Friday, November 06, 2015      6 comments

This is another song on my walking playlist, along with "I've Been Everywhere". I'm just fascinated by those performers who can sing or speak so fast without stumbling! The Reunion, 1974, "Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)" ... Read more
Kisses Sweeter than Wine
Thursday, November 05, 2015      10 comments

I found myself singing along to this one while walking the pups (got some funny looks from people we passed). Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, 1950, written by The Weavers ... Read more
Rhythm of the Rain
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      11 comments

It rained pretty much all day. The dogs ran outside a couple of times between storms, and definitely refused to go outside while it was hailing. Finally stopped raining, I'm wearing layers of clothing, and the Little Weasel is wearing his swe... Read more
Coffee Coffee Coffee
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      13 comments

I'm on staycation on for 2 weeks. Yesterday, I got up and wandered into the kitchen, mindlessly. Made a pot of coffee, and poured myself a 2 cup mug. ... Read more
Tomorrow May Never Come
Monday, November 02, 2015      9 comments

Garth Brooks, 1989. Sometimes, we wait too long to tell friends and family how much they mean to us, until it's too late. (Note: I'm not feeling sad, but today is All Souls Day, and I'm remembering my mother) ... Read more
Drink a Beer
Sunday, November 01, 2015      11 comments

Today, 1 November, is the Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos. It is a time for remembering those who have passed on before us. In Albuquerque, and many other places, we have parades, special foods, and costumes. (I have actually never been t... Read more
Sympathy for the Devil
Saturday, October 31, 2015      9 comments

The final Halloween icon, the devil and his minions. The Rolling Stones, 1968 Please allow me to introduce myself I'm a man of wealth and tas... Read more
Legend in Your Own Time
Friday, October 30, 2015      14 comments

Hey, there, I'm a rock star - either as elaborately made up as one of the Kiss guys, or wearing a long-haired wig, or just carrying a guitar. Today's Halloween icon is singers or band members. Here's Carly Simon's "Legend in Your Own Time" from ... Read more
Tiny Dancer
Thursday, October 29, 2015      8 comments

Today's Halloween icon - dancers. Tap, ballet, pole, chorus line - dance your heart out! Elton John 1971 Blue jean baby, L. A. Lady, she was a... Read more

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